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December 07, 2005

When a Sex Scandal Turns Out to Be a Cronyism Scandal

So, I was thinking the other day that we could really use a nice sex scandal in politics. Things are starting to get a little dry. When Special Prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald walks in to building to chit-chat with the grand jury, and we don't even know what the chit-chat is about, and it still makes front-page news, obviously things are getting a little dull.

I really miss Jeff Gannon doing his "thing" for a full year in the White House on a day pass, Bill O'Reilly with his dirty falafel talk and Culture-of-Life activist Neal Horsley and his girlfriend/mule. That's good stuff!

So, when I saw that the Mayor of Spokane was ousted due to a gay sex scandal I got all atwitter. But then when I read the story, it just didn't seem right.

I could give two shits if any of our local, state of national leaders are gay or try to meet gay men online. Trolling online for someone to have sex with is not illegal. If that's their thing, then I'm all for it. We should all be having more sex, by golly -- gay people and straight people. It's their leadership skills, their ideals and the way they govern that should count, right?

And this fella seemed to get ousted because he's gay. When really, the issue should be about cronyism. At all levels of government.

If he's offering jobs and internships to these men that he met online, and they are unqualified for the positions, then we have a problem. It's no better that Chimpy tapping Brownie, John Bolton or Harriet Miers.

So though the media might attempt to sell it as one, this really isn't a sex scandal. It's a cronyism scandal, and a little anti-climactic, if you ask me.

9 Comments:

  • At December 07, 2005, Blogger Fixer said…

    That damn Liberal media.

     
  • At December 07, 2005, Blogger Gordon said…

    You make a good point, but 'cronyism' with juicy compromising photos is a lot more fun!

     
  • At December 07, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    I think Laura Bush should be in the middle of a sex scandal. That would be perfect. It would really lift the country's spirits.

     
  • At December 07, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    Laura, Condi and Karen Hughes getting caught in a lesbian sex triangle would really get us all in the holiday spirit. Even Bill O'Reilly.

     
  • At December 08, 2005, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    What about the twins, Christine? Won't they feel left out if Mom gets it on with Karen & Condi? And at Christmastime too, which would make it doubly painful. Poor kids. It's the kids who always suffer in situations like this...

     
  • At December 08, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    You are so right, neil. Maybe include the twins and Barney, the dog. It's not right to leave the little nippers out during Christmas.

    I don't suppose they have a White House mule, do they? Jenna would be so happy.

     
  • At December 08, 2005, Blogger Gordon said…

    I think mules are neuter. Maybe a donkey or jackass...oh, they already have one of those...

     
  • At December 08, 2005, Blogger mikevotes said…

    There's a sex scandal brewing out there for ya.

    It's only at the speculation stage at this point, but apparently the lobbyists that bribed Duke Cunningham also "ran a hospitality suite, with several bedrooms."

    Hope that satisfies ya.

    Mike

     
  • At December 08, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    I've got it!!! The prez and mommy's namesake! Barbara...

     

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